British-American extreme metal band Napalm Death have released a new music video for their song How The Years Condemn. The video was shot by Doug Brown during some Napalm gig in North America, and features animation and artwork by the talented Costin Chioreanu of Twilight Media.
How The Years Condemn is featured on the fifteenth Napalm Death album, Apex Predator – Easy Meat which was released in January 2015 via Century Media and reached number 120 on the Billboard 200.
Band vocalist Mark Greenway said about the theme of the track – “Subject-wise, I think this is one of the more open-ended of the tracks that we have in the sense that everybody has their own ideas toward living a vibrant and fulfilling life. To me, Costin expertly captured some elements that can be detrimental to that and keep us in a bubble: becoming progressively stupefied by television / mass media, leaving unnecessary burdens upon another person sharing life with us… only seeing an altered perspective through the bottom of a bottle or suchlike. Don’t misunderstand, this is not an anti-alcohol / intoxicant song as some might conclude, but more to understand that any form of stimulant that controls us rather us controlling it really can impair and reduce the quality of life that is possible for our finite time on earth.”
Bass player Shane Embury added about the name of the track – “How The Years Condemn, I guess, is a term that’s used for many reasons. For me, I first heard it from a guy who later became a friend of mine in a hospital bed next to me three years ago, as we passed the time talking about why we had both ended up there! It was at that point and then the following six days afterwards that I said to myself that enough was finally enough! I thought about how lucky I was to be doing what I had always dreamed of doing, and in doing so, the awesome people, friends and loved ones that I had met and who now accompany me on this strange journey called life. To my loved ones I realized I had been selfish and it was time for a change, a realization that we are not invincible nor are we indestructible.”